Tag Archive: The Twelfth Doctor

Episode 327 – Lost in the Woods

In this week’s episode we examine the latest Series 10 offering, Smile. Hear our review of this episode.

And if you’re curious about this week’s episode title, pay close attention. Then send Shaun an email and let him know that he is wrong.

And of course, your feedback.

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Episode 324 – Improbable Plotting

Some Seventh and Twelfth Doctor materials this week.

We start with Big Finish mainline story #79 Night Thoughts featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex. Find out what they are up to, and what we thought of this atmospherically dark tale.

Then the Twelfth Doctor “auditions” more companions in Titan’s Year Two of his ongoing series. We look at issues #2.11 – #2.15.

Plus, our reaction to some of the news this week, including diversity in series 10.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Peter Capaldi Announces Departure & Easter Saturday Revealed

The 12th Doctor himself announced today that he would be leaving our beloved show during the 2017 Christmas Special. So it sounds a like another Christmas special sees a Doctor regenerating.

But we do get to look forward to Series 10 returning on Easter Saturday! (Literally! April 15th the show returns!)

Here’s the article from the BBC.

Peter Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas Special after three incredible series of the BBC’s global hit sci-fi drama.

He made the announcement on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show tonight; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next series of the world’s longest running sci-fi show will be his last.

Peter Capaldi said:

“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”

Capaldi was unveiled to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor during a special live television event on BBC One. Peter’s Time Lord has been much loved and critically acclaimed, with Series 9 featuring some of the best reviewed performances and episodes of recent series. In particular, his anti-war speech in The Zygon Inversion, and his solo appearance in the one-hander, Heaven Sent, have been widely acclaimed as among the finest performances by anyone in the role of the Doctor. Under his reign the show has expanded globally, he took the series on a World Tour and has drawn record ratings in BBC America, Canada, and Latin America. The highly anticipated 10th series returns to screens on Easter Saturday after a year’s break.

Peter Capaldi’s final series also marks writer and executive producer Steven Moffat’s last so promises to be unmissable event television.

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer said:

“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together. Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard – Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”

Peter will be joined in Series 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. He has starred alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Alex Kingston as River Song, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, as well as Keeley Hawes, Tom Riley, Frank Skinner, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade and many more. Peter’s Doctor has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said:

“Peter Capaldi will always be a very special Doctor to me; his adventures through time and space started just as I arrived on BBC One. He has been a tremendous Doctor who has brought his own unique wisdom and charisma to the role. But, it’s not over yet – I know the next series is going to be spectacular. He’s a fine actor who I hope we work with again when he leaves the TARDIS”.

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer, said:

“Peter Capaldi is an extraordinary Doctor and has taken the show to amazing places. Although I’m sad he has decided to move on in 2018 I’m delighted that we have one final series with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat. I know what they’re planning and it’s going to be incredible.”

Capaldi will return in the next series for 12 episodes in April, followed by the Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.

He replaced Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor. He first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode, “The Fires of Pompeii”.

Episode 314 – Slice of Pi with a Cream Cheese Twist

In this week’s episode, we embark on another adventure with the Eighth Doctor and Lucy. This time landing on Earth in 1898 where our heroes get swept up in a jewel heist in Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures 2.5, Grand Theft Cosmos.

And then, we travel with the Twelfth Doctor and Hattie as they attempt to examine mysterious monsters and murders on the space station, the Twist, and unlock the mysteries of a haunted house on Earth, present day.  Our reviews of Titan Comics 12th Doctor Year Two issues 6 through 10.

But, alas, no news of feedback this week, so shall we get right to it?

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Episode 310 – Supernanny

A little late this week. Sorry for the delay.

In this week’s show we look at the return of Doctor Who on our television screens with the 2016 Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Find out what we thought of this long-awaited episode.

Plus, we look at some of the news from the past week.

Enjoy!

 

 

Episode 309 – The Cyberiad of Rassilon

In this week’s episode we look at two mini-series from Titan Comics. First, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane come face to face with Medusa in the Five issue story, Gaze of the Medusa. Hear what we thought of the story that takes our heroes back to ancient Greece to do battle with the popular Gorgon and meet the Gods of Old.

Then, we review this years multi-Doctor event from Titan, Supremacy of the Cybermen. We give our impressions on the return of two old foes in an epic event that finds the Universe at threat by the silver menaces.

Plus, lot’s of news to talk about this week.

And, we have a SPOILER-FREE review of the latest Star Wars film, Rouge One.

Oh, and of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!